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    Default Fumes - can I have a frog?

    I was thinking about getting a Pixie frog. I have a 20 gallon tank not being used and figured it would be a great starter tank for one (I know it will need a larger tank as it grows, I just wanted a baby for now). My biggest concern though is that I am a painter. I use water acrylics and typically don`t use anything that has TOO much odor, and I leave a window open while I am painting, but I know frogs are super sensitive to fumes. Usually I barely notice a smell, but I keep tarantulas as well and so anytime I am painting I make sure to have good ventilation. I only have my room and nowhere else for my pets, so putting the tank somewhere else is not really an option.

    Should I abandon the idea of having a frog? I did think about putting a damp towel over the frog tank while I am painting to avoid exposure, but still I would not want to risk a frogs health.

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    Default Re: Fumes - can I have a frog?

    I wouldn’t worry given that you are painting with acrylic. Just use common sense and ventilate the area well. Anything oil or acid based would concern me but otherwise acrylic and watercolor should be safe.

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    Default Re: Fumes - can I have a frog?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanDrobates View Post
    I wouldn’t worry given that you are painting with acrylic. Just use common sense and ventilate the area well. Anything oil or acid based would concern me but otherwise acrylic and watercolor should be safe.
    Thank you! That puts my mind at ease!

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